A great culinary experience, especially for meat lovers, is the world-famous Carnivore restaurant in the suburb of Nairobi (close to the domestic airport; cca. 20 USD by taxi from/to downtown).
For a fixed menu price (25 USD pp) you get a daily soup, unlimited amount of barbecue meat ("classic" and game like antelope, crocodile, ostrich, zebra, maybe even giraffe or camel) and some dessert.
It's really worth trying.
Favorite Dish: Everything! :-)
based on a Brazialian theme, menu features many types of wild game, as well as beef, chicken, lamb, English sausages. Basically all-you-can eat for a fixed price. Try the impala, eland and crocodile. Don't miss the "dawa"--Swahili for medicine. Stolen from the national drink in Brazil--cane spirits, crushed limed and cane syrup. Goes down like ambrosia, but more than three will kick your butt!
I felt like having some nice Thai food the other day and looked up into my guide book where to go. I picked up a place call Bangkok (can't be wrong).
Unfortunately there was not a single Thai dish on the menu. It's basically a chinese restaurant. It's decent chinese place and very chinese deco. To be fair to the place it is now called Bangkok Chinese Restaurant.
The place seemed a little spooky - I still believe the waiters are mind-readers as the served the food in less than 3 minutes after we ordered it. Even quicker than a microwave job ! and it looked fresh !
It can be a little pricey - we paid 3500 KSH for two with wine and apperitifs
Favorite Dish: We took the sizzling prawms and Chicken in black beans sauce. Not bad at all
Most people have heard of Carnivores in Nairobi. Also Simba's Saloon it was the place a group of us went on our return voyage through Nairobi on tour....
Basically it is a wonderful chance to taste some of Africa's local game meat at a relatively cheap price. It has a band and disco there too, and was a very enjoyable evening to-boot.
Favorite Dish: We ordered a platter of the evenings game meat. Comprising of Impala Meat balls, Crocodile and Ostrich this meal was amazing. I never used to be much of a meat eater. But I am a convert. The ostrich was my favourite of the three, though I must say the Impala wasn't so bad either. Very delicious. They have a happy hour on the drinks also.... Great for a good night out with a group.... Lots of locals, and an interesting place to go with a difference....
You may have all kinds of meat on Barbecue including crocodile, zebra.......
A garden restaurant, open air disco, live music.
They serve you as much you like. There is a flag on each table. As long you keep the flag vertical, they serve you.
Favorite Dish: Try crocodile.
Vegetarians beware! No (meat-eating) tourist visit is complete without a stop at Carnivore's. You saw the animals in the wild....now, admit it, weren't you wondering what they would taste like?!? Well, here is your chance to find out! For about KSh1300, you get an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of meat delivered up to your table. Vegetables? Whatever! Besides the normal beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, you can try ostrich, eland, hartebeest, wildebeest, zebra, or crocodile. They were pretty tasty, except for the crocodile. I'll skip it the next time I go to the zoo.
Favorite Dish: Meat. Oh, and did I mention the meat?
A huge wild game grill house. They prepare everything from crocodile to buck to wart hog to zebra
Favorite Dish: The pap (maize meal cooked in water with a tomtato and onion relish), crocodile, chicken, game sausages, wart hog, vodka drink (darwa)
The Carnivore complex, 10 mins form city centre or 10 mins from Nairobi park services is a huge complex with bars, disco and restaurants. Here you'll find Simba's restaurant that does great food.(650 shillings for 2 courses)
The Boulevard hotel does food in the city but its very expensive. I tried to blag a free breakfast as i had a friend staying there, they sussed it out and i had to cough up 610shilling($10) just for a breaky!
The pizzas in town are good and well priced.
Nairobi Park services does good food at very good prices.
There is a restaurant here that only serves game animals. (forgot the name, but it's famous in Nairobi) This is decidedly for carnivorous persons. Vegetarians will be aghast at the sight of people eating animals you see at safaris!!
Some of the game deers/antelopes tastes great.
This restaurant, at the edge of Nairobi National Park (actually in the entrance area) has a superb location. The whole place is done up like the stereotypical jungle lodges you'd see on a safari movie. Comfortable overall, and we chose to sit outside. The balcony overlooks a creek flowing through the park, and in the drier season there are supposedly animals that stop by. As the rainy season had just started, there was no need for them to frequent these creeks when I was there.
The service was decent, not overly fast, but efficient enough. Might have been because we had our local hosts with us, not sure. All the drinks were served cold, though for sodas you have to ask for them that way (it is a Kenyan thing, everywhere the default is warm soda or beer). In general there was the right amount of attention, not hovering but not too isolated either.
Favorite Dish: I had a mixed grill platter. The meat was varied, some beef, chicken, and what tasted like goat. Most of it was very tender, well cooked, without being burnt or overly done. There were others at the table, however, that had some issues with their cuts of meat being cooked until tough. So, while my meal was fine, I feel I should include their experience, which was not as pleasant.
sizzling pizza from $230 kshs ( $3 USD) , look at the picture , what you see is what you get.
Favorite Dish: Four Season pizza
The photos are taken in a local Kenyan restaurant in downtown Nairobi. The Kenyan people eat their food with their hands (without knife and fork)